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📒The Bluest Eye ✍ Toni Morrison

✏Book Title : The Bluest Eye
✏Author : Toni Morrison
✏Publisher : Vintage
✏Release Date : 2007-07-24
✏Pages : 224
✏ISBN : 0307386589
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Bluest Eye Book Summary : New York Times Bestseller Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in.Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife. A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity, Toni Morrison’s virtuosic first novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender with the subtlety and grace that have always characterized her writing. "You can't go wrong by reading or re-reading the collected works of Toni Morrison. Beloved, Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye, Sula, everything else — they're transcendent, all of them. You’ll be glad you read them."--Barack Obama

📒Tar Baby ✍ Toni Morrison

✏Book Title : Tar Baby
✏Author : Toni Morrison
✏Publisher : Vintage
✏Release Date : 2007-07-24
✏Pages : 320
✏ISBN : 0307388158
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Tar Baby Book Summary : Ravishingly beautiful and emotionally incendiary, Tar Baby is Toni Morrison’s reinvention of the love story. Jadine Childs is a black fashion model with a white patron, a white boyfriend, and a coat made out of ninety perfect sealskins. Son is a black fugitive who embodies everything she loathes and desires. As Morrison follows their affair, which plays out from the Caribbean to Manhattan and the deep South, she charts all the nuances of obligation and betrayal between blacks and whites, masters and servants, and men and women.

📒Home ✍ Toni Morrison

✏Book Title : Home
✏Author : Toni Morrison
✏Publisher : Vintage
✏Release Date : 2012-05-08
✏Pages : 160
✏ISBN : 9780307959874
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Home Book Summary : The latest novel from Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison. An angry and self-loathing veteran of the Korean War, Frank Money finds himself back in racist America after enduring trauma on the front lines that left him with more than just physical scars. His home--and himself in it--may no longer be as he remembers it, but Frank is shocked out of his crippling apathy by the need to rescue his medically abused younger sister and take her back to the small Georgia town they come from, which he's hated all his life. As Frank revisits the memories from childhood and the war that leave him questioning his sense of self, he discovers a profound courage he thought he could never possess again. A deeply moving novel about an apparently defeated man finding his manhood--and his home. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

📒Beloved ✍ Toni Morrison

✏Book Title : Beloved
✏Author : Toni Morrison
✏Publisher : Vintage
✏Release Date : 2007-07-24
✏Pages : 352
✏ISBN : 030738862X
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Beloved Book Summary : New York Times Bestseller Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe’s new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement. "You can't go wrong by reading or re-reading the collected works of Toni Morrison. Beloved, Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye, Sula, everything else — they're transcendent, all of them. You’ll be glad you read them."--Barack Obama

📒Paradise ✍ Toni Morrison

✏Book Title : Paradise
✏Author : Toni Morrison
✏Publisher : Vintage
✏Release Date : 2007-07-24
✏Pages : 320
✏ISBN : 0307388115
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Paradise Book Summary : "Rumors had been whispered for more than a year. Outrages that had been accumulating all along took shape as evidence. A mother was knocked down the stairs by her cold-eyed daughter. Four damaged infants were born in one family. Daughters refused to get out of bed. Brides disappeared on their honeymoons. Two brothers shot each other on New Year's Day. Trips to Demby for VD shots common. And what went on at the Oven these days was not to be believed . . . The proof they had been collecting since the terrible discovery in the spring could not be denied: the one thing that connected all these catastrophes was in the Convent. And in the Convent were those women." In Paradise--her first novel since she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature--Toni Morrison gives us a bravura performance. As the book begins deep in Oklahoma early one morning in 1976, nine men from Ruby (pop. 360), in defense of "the one all-black town worth the pain," assault the nearby Convent and the women in it. From the town's ancestral origins in 1890 to the fateful day of the assault, Paradise tells the story of a people ever mindful of the relationship between their spectacular history and a void "Out There . . . where random and organized evil erupted when and where it chose." Richly imagined and elegantly composed, Paradise weaves a powerful mystery.

✏Book Title : Reading Learning Teaching Toni Morrison
✏Author : Karen F. Stein
✏Publisher : Peter Lang
✏Release Date : 2009
✏Pages : 196
✏ISBN : 1433102234
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Reading Learning Teaching Toni Morrison Book Summary : Reading, Learning, Teaching Toni Morrison draws on contemporary scholarship and Morrison's own commentary to explicate all of her novels published to date, including her 2008 novel A Mercy. Morrison, the 1993 Nobel Prize winner, is an unabashedly confrontational author. Her profound and complex novels address problems such as slavery, violence, poverty, and sexual abuse. Morrison's work encompasses a project of total cultural renewal: she re-imagines and reaffirms the experience of African Americans from the earliest days of slavery up to the present, avoiding stereotypes or oversimplification. She employs African and Western literary traditions and conventions as a basis for both structure and critique, re-writing some of the «master narratives» of American culture and history. This book analyzes Morrison's novels in the context of African American history and literature, and provides supplemental material to guide teachers and students to understand and appreciate Morrison's novels.

✏Book Title : Encyclopedia of Censorship
✏Author : Jonathon Green
✏Publisher : Infobase Publishing
✏Release Date : 2009-01-01
✏Pages : 721
✏ISBN : 9781438110011
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Encyclopedia of Censorship Book Summary : Articles examine the history and evolution of censorship, presented in A to Z format.

📒A Mercy ✍ Toni Morrison

✏Book Title : A Mercy
✏Author : Toni Morrison
✏Publisher : Vintage
✏Release Date : 2008-11-11
✏Pages : 208
✏ISBN : 0307270440
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A Mercy Book Summary : National Bestseller One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year In the 1680s the slave trade in the Americas is still in its infancy. Jacob Vaark is an Anglo-Dutch trader and adventurer, with a small holding in the harsh North. Despite his distaste for dealing in “flesh,” he takes a small slave girl in part payment for a bad debt from a plantation owner in Catholic Maryland. This is Florens, who can read and write and might be useful on his farm. Rejected by her mother, Florens looks for love, first from Lina, an older servant woman at her new master's house, and later from the handsome blacksmith, an African, never enslaved, who comes riding into their lives. A Mercy reveals what lies beneath the surface of slavery. But at its heart, like Beloved, it is the ambivalent, disturbing story of a mother and a daughter—a mother who casts off her daughter in order to save her, and a daughter who may never exorcise that abandonment.

✏Book Title : Introduction to Psychology
✏Author : James Kalat
✏Publisher : Cengage Learning
✏Release Date : 2013-01-09
✏Pages : 640
✏ISBN : 9781133956600
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Introduction to Psychology Book Summary : James Kalat’s best-selling INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY does far more than cover major theories and studies; it encourages you to question the information and ask yourself, How was this conclusion reached? and Does the evidence really support it? In this student-praised text, Kalat challenges your preconceptions about psychology to help you become a more informed consumer of information not only during your college experience but also as you venture into your post-college life. With his humorous writing style and hands-on Try It Yourself exercises, Kalat puts you at ease and gets you involved with what you are studying so that you can succeed in your course. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

✏Book Title : Defining Identity and the Changing Scope of Culture in the Digital Age
✏Author : Novak, Alison
✏Publisher : IGI Global
✏Release Date : 2016-05-19
✏Pages : 316
✏ISBN : 9781522502135
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Defining Identity and the Changing Scope of Culture in the Digital Age Book Summary : Since the popularization of Internet technologies in the mid-1990s, human identity and collective culture has been dramatically shaped by our continued use of digital communication platforms and engagement with the digital world. Despite a plethora of scholarship on digital technology, questions remain regarding how these technologies impact personal identity and perceptions of global culture. Defining Identity and the Changing Scope of Culture in the Digital Age explores a multitude of topics pertaining to self-hood, self-expression, human interaction, and perceptions of civilization and culture in an age where technology has become integrated into every facet of our everyday lives. Highlighting issues of race, ethnicity, and gender in digital culture, interpersonal and computer-mediated communication, pop culture, social media, and the digitization of knowledge, this pivotal reference publication is designed for use by scholars, psychologists, sociologists, and graduate-level students interested in the fluid and rapidly evolving norms of identity and culture through digital media.